• First Parish of Norwell
    Celebrating 375 years

  • Join Us
    for Worship Sunday 10 a.m.

  • Imagine a religion
    where inspiration comes from many spiritual sources

  • We are
    a Welcoming Church

  • We Value the
    Inherent Worth & Dignity of Every Person

  • Our goal:
    World Community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for all.

  • We Respect
    the interdependent web of all existence

About Us

First Parish of Norwell is a liberal church in dialogue with the religious questions of the modern world, yet still honoring the best within our Judeo-Christian heritage. Recognizing no distinction of class, sex, nationality, race, age, or sexual orientation, ours is a Welcoming Church that stresses the need for community amidst the impersonality of the secular world. First Parish of Norwell is a member church in the Unitarian Universalist Association. First Parish of Norwell is a distinguished New England congregation serving the area including Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Hanson, Hingham, Scituate, Pembroke and other south shore towns for 375 years. Read More.


"In the bonds of fellowship and love, we unite to cultivate reverence, to promote spiritual growth and ethical commitment, to minister to each other's needs and to those of humanity, to celebrate the sacred moments of life's passage, and to honor the holiness at the heart of being." First Parish of Norwell Covenant


People of diverse beliefs gather as one faith. We aspire to create an extended spiritual family where young and old, Christian and non-christian, theist and humanist can offer each other mutual friendship and support in our common spiritual quest.


The Helen Fogg Service Committee coordinates efforts to reach our service goals by working with and contributing to already existing social justice and outreach efforts. Four areas of focus help to organize our work include: Neighbor to Neighbor, Sustainable Development, Education, and Human Rights.

Who We Are

First Parish Norwell

Minister - Reverend Lise Adams Sherry

Rev. Lise feels pastoral care and rites of passage make up one of the more sacred parts of ministry. During these times, Lise hopes people will trust her with their challenges and their joys. Lise has found that simply offering her presence can be one of the more empowering things she does as a minister.

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Minister's Bio

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Minister Emeritus - Rev. Richard M. Fewkes

Join Us for Summer Sunday Services at 9 a.m. - Regular Sunday Services at 10 a.m.

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    September 4: Participatory "Service" at 9 a.m. with Rev. Lise and a Crowd of Millions
    Please bring a breakfast food to share. We'll break some bread together and then use a little elbow grease to beautify our beautiful church home. It's our second annual Labor Morning—we'll definitely be done by noon, but if you can’t stay that long, just come for as long as you can.
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    September 11: Water Communion Ingathering and Welcome
    Regular Sunday Services resume at 10 a.m. Bring some water to this multigenerational service as we share and merge our liquid mementos from our summer. Perhaps you spent time at the beach, working in your garden, or throwing pebbles in a brook. Just know that all watery journeys, whether far or near, lead back here, to the First Parish of Norwell.
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    September 18: Imagining Our Paths to the Future
    First, meet at Old Meetinghouse Lane at 8 am for a historic trek from our past to our present. Then at 10 am we'll consider our history and our future as we look at how we have contributed to and will continue to add to the creation of Beloved Community as we care for our world.
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